Thursday, March 31, 2011

Renaissance Fine Arts Festival.

My next show - Renaissance Fine Arts Festival in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Saturday, April 2, 2011: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 3, 2011: 11 am – 6 pm
My booth # 22

Cardinal Nest, etching.

Woody Woodpecker


During art show in Memorial Park, in Houston, I watched pileated woodpecker for 2 days and I made some photos and sketches. As you can see by color of bill/throat line my woodpecker is a girl. She has black line.
Pileated Woodpecker was the inspiration for the famous cartoon character Woody Woodpecker.
 "The Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a very large North American woodpecker, almost crow sized, inhabiting deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific coast. It is also the largest woodpecker in America.

Adults (40–49 cm long, 250–350 g mass) are mainly black with a red crest and a white line down the sides of the throat. They show white on the wings in flight. Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat, in adult females these are black. The only North American birds of similar plumage and size are the Ivory-billed Woodpecker of the Southeastern United States and Cuba, and the related Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico. However, unlike the Pileated, both of those species are extremely rare, if not extinct. Most reports of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker are believed to be erroneous reports of the far more common Pileated.[2] The call is a wild laugh, similar to the Northern Flicker. Its drumming can be very loud, often sounding like someone striking a tree with a hammer. This bird favors mature forests, but has adapted to use second-growth stands and heavily wooded parks as well". Via Wikipedia


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park.

My next show is in Houston, TX:
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park
March, 25-27
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10am-6pm
My booth #52

Collector's Cabinet(detail), etching, chine colle.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

Book of Birds, etching, 2010, (detail)
My next show is in Florida(Orlando area):
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
March 18-20, 2011
My booth # 301

New Birds.

Curve-billed Thrusher


Verdin nest

Eastern Meadowlark.
I saw thrusher and verdin in Arizona, and meadowlark in Texas for a first time.

Pics from Scottsdale Show.

Butterfly leaf. Does anybody know the name of the tree?
Smiling seed pod. I don't know name of the tree also.
Orange tree, I know this one:) It was very close to my booth.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grand Canyon.

Pinyon Jay

Juniper Titmouse.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scottsdale Arts Festival.

My next show is in Arizona: Scottsdale Arts Festival.
March 11-13, 2011
Friday and Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

"Time is Feathered Thing" - II, 2003.
Etching, mezzotint, aquatint. Edition of 25.
This is second print from my "Time" set(4 prints so far).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Bookplate in Progress and Spring.

New ex libris in progress. I started this plate last week in Naples, FL.
Sketches for this bookplate have been in progress since September, 2010.

In my country starling is a symbol of spring.

Hummingbird Nest Live Broadcast.

Video chat rooms at Ustream

Naples Art Festival Photos.

Elephant Ear Tree seeds.